Northern Survey Supply, based out of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada is proud to announce that they will be hosting a Break Out Session at this year’s Hexagon Live conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The public speaking opportunity is the result of an invitation from Hexagon’s Mining Division, to discuss why their innovative Mining Operating Survey System (MOSS) has become an essential component to automated underground mining operations.
Miner Operated Survey System (MOSS): When Mining Meets Technology
Being accurate and efficient are two critical elements in the mining industry today. It is crucial that miners follow mine plans accurately to be the most efficient possible. With each meter of advance, there is a chance of overbreak, underbreak, and deviation from the designed mine plan. These three factors can result in a substantial loss in money and time. Over-break as well as damaged zone significantly impacts the project cost, construction period, safety and performance of the underground structures.
The Miner Operated Survey System (MOSS) is an underground surveying software which supports a wide range of Leica robotic total stations, including the latest jumbo drill steel layout system and state-of-the-art MS60 3D face-mapping technology. MOSS integrates mine design specifications and drawings when completing mark-ups, and provides real-time information to miners, engineers and geologists. MOSS can reduce overbreak to under 10%, as well as providing very accurate line and grade markups for every round.